A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santiago in Costa Rica on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 23:09:45 / December 31, 2019 @ 11:09 pm. The temblor was picked up at 17:09:45 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.44 km (35 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -84.457 West, latitude 9.9745 North, depth = 56.44 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006t0z. Id of event: us70006t0z.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guácimo, Cañas, Turrialba. Epicenter of the event was 41 km (26 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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